Faculty of PhilosophyAssyriology – Master

The Assyriology (Ancient Near East Studies) degree programme focusses on the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Hittite cultures in their entire impressive diversity.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Arts
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
May be studied as a minor subjectYes

Course Content

The Master's degree programme in Assyriology focusses on the high cultures of the ancient Near East. The aim of Assyriology is the study of the languages, scripts, history, religions, literature, economy, science, society, legal system, and material relics of the ancient Near East. Along with other material relics, cuneiform documents serve as major sources.

Course Structure

In the Master’s degree programme, Assyriology may be studied as either a minor or a major subject. As a minor, students have a choice of two models, depending upon their existing knowledge of Assyriology.  

For students pursuing the degree programme as a major, the choice of a minor subject is at the student’s discretion. However, it is recommended that students select Near Eastern Archaeology as their minor subject.